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National Parks of Costa Rica

Information about some of the most beautiful and most visited beaches in Costa Rica.

Arenal Volcano National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Arnal Tilaran Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Barbilla National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Caribbean La Amistad Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Barra Honda National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Tempisque Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Braulio Carrillo National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: ?
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Cahuita National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Caribbean La Amistad Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Carara National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Central Pacific Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Chirripo National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Pacific La Amistad Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Cocos island National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Cocos Island Marine Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
Located in the Puntarenas Province on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Designated natural world heritage site in 1997 by the Unite Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- Wikipedia Article

Corcovado National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Osa Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

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Diria National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: ?
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Guanacaste National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Guanacaste Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
Guanacaste National Park is adjacent to Santa Rosa National Park.
- Wikipedia Article

Irazu Volcano National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Central Volcanic Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Juan Castro Blanco National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: ?
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

La Amistad International Park
CONSERVATION AREA: ?
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

La Cangreja National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Central Pacific Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Las Baulas National Marine Park
CONSERVATION AREA: ?
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Manuel Antonio National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Central Pacific Conservation Area
PROVINCE: Puntarenas Province
NEAREST CITY: Quepos City
LOCATION: Central Pacific Coast of Costa Ria
- Wikipedia Article

Maquenque National Park (proposed)
CONSERVATION AREA: ?
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Palo Verde National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Tempisque Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Piedras Blancas National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Osa Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Poas Volcano National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Central Volcanic Conservation Area
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
PROVINCE: ? Province
LOCATION: ?
- Wikipedia Article

Santa Rosa National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Guanacaste Conservation Area
PROVINCE: Guanacaste Province
LOCATION: Northwest Costa Rica
SIZE: About 190 square miles
The main park entrance is located about 22 miles north of the city of Liberia. The park is part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area World Heritage site that was originally created to protect the scene of the Battle of Santa Rosa, but today also protects the areas natural environment. One of the original Santa Rosa Farm buildings has been preserved as a monument commemorating the fallen heros of several battles in the vicinity of the park. Santa Rosa National Park is adjacent to Guanacaste National Park.
- Wikipedia "Santa Rosa National Park" Article
- Wikipedia "Battle of Santa Rosa" Article
- Costa Bureau Article
- Costa Rica-National Parks Dot Com Article

Tapanti National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Pacific La Amistad Conservation Area
PROVINCE: Cartago Province
LOCATION: Abhout 8 miles south of the town Orosi
SIZE: About 18 square miles
- Anywhere Costa Rica Article
- Fodor's Article
- Wikipedia Article
- Costa Rica-National Parks Dot Com Article

Tenorio Volcano National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Arnal Tilaran Conservation Area
PROVINCE: Guanacaste Province
LOCATION: About 26 miles northeast of La Fortuna Town
Park surrounding a volcano with four volcanic peaks and two craters. One of the craters is also known as the Montezuma Volcano. Attractions include the Rio Celeste (light blue river), small geysers, thermal springs, rivers, waterfalls, and lagoons. The the volano's summit can be reached by hiking the Lago Las Dantas Trail. A ranger station at the base of the volcano has visitor information.
- Wikipedia Article
- Anywhere Costa Rica Article
- Costa Rica-National Parks Dot Com Article

Tortuguero National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Tortuguero Conservation Area
PROVINCE: Limon Province
LOCATION: Northeast coast of Costa Rica
This remote park is the third most visit national park in Costa Rica. it is located on the Northeast Caribbean coast of costa Rica and it can only be accessed by air or by sea.
- Wikipedia Article
- Costa Rica - National Parks Dot Com Article

Turrialba Volcano National Park
CONSERVATION AREA: Central Volcanic Conservation Area
SPANISH NAME: Parque Nacional Volcan Turrialba
PROVINCE: Cartago Province
LOCATION: Southeast Costa Rica, about 40 miles east of San Jose City
Park surrounding the Turrialba Volcano, an active volcano with three craters that last had a major erruptionin the mid 1800's. The Turrialba Volcano's scenic outlook can be reached by walking on a marked trail from the park's cafe. More recent activity includes sulfuric steam and gas emissions.
- Wikipedia Article

National Monuments of Costa Rica

Guayabo National Monument

About Costa Rica's National Parks
- Wikipedia "National Parks of Costa Rica" Category
- Wikipedia "National Parks of Costa Rica" Category
- Costa Rica Bureau Dot Com - Parks and Protected Areas


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